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Setlists 2.1 – Now with backing tracks and metronome!

We are happy to announce that Setlists 2.1 has arrived in the App Store – our first major feature update to Setlists 2! With great new features including the ability to play backing tracks with your songs, and a new click feature to keep you on tempo, Setlists 2.1 will be your ultimate live performance companion. Upgrade today, or [...]

The Story of Setlists Part 8 – Taking your iPad to the Stage for Lyric Prompting

The iPad is a much better device to take to the stage than a conventional laptop. It’s smaller and lighter than any laptop. It has no hinge to worry about. Its battery lasts long enough that you’d never have to worry about bringing a power cord. There’s no keyboard to spill liquids into accidentally. With [...]

The Story of Setlists 7 – Advancing Lyrics on your iPad Hands Free

I play guitar and/or bass when I’m on stage, so I knew right away that Setlists was going to need some sort of hands-free control. Very early in the design process, we planned support for the AirTurn as a key feature for version 1. AirTurn BT–105 with Pedalboard We have a good relationship with the folks [...]

The Story of Setlists 6 – Managing your Lyric Catalog with an iPad on Stage

If you’re in a band with a huge repertoire, you need robust and simple songbook management from your lyric prompter. We had added groups and manual sorting to our Teleprompt+ app, but we quickly suspected that for Setlists we needed a very different approach to file management. Singers would need to handle many more files [...]

The Story of Setlists (the iPad lyrics app for musicians) 4 – Page Breaks

I wanted to take a moment to talk about the way Setlists creates page breaks, because it’s a good demonstration of why you should share your design issues with your collaborators. As I mentioned in an earlier installment of this series, one of the early decisions for Setlists was that it wouldn’t have constantly scrolling [...]